Emory, Virginia

Architect + Client: Craig Gaulden Davis

LEED® Certification Goal: LEED Silver

Emory & Henry College established the goal of LEED certification to place an emphasis on the College’s commitment to taking steps toward being a carbon-neutral campus.

Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center is a new 40,000 square foot performing arts center to be constructed on a partially-developed site on the south end of the Emory & Henry College campus.  The facility will house the college’s theater program, which includes a large theater with proscenium stage and fly system, a smaller black-box theater, dressing rooms and support space, production areas, 3D design studio, and gallery and exhibition spaces.  The Center’s sustainable approach focuses on reducing energy use, reducing operation and maintenance costs, and education regarding sustainability.  Other important aspects are reflective roofing and efficient building envelope, monitoring utilities to improve performance, and reuse of existing trees on-site.  Durable construction techniques and materials and the use of recycled and regional materials are also being considered.

Project Achievements:

  • Plumbing fixture water savings | 41.8%
  • Anticipated energy savings | 18%